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NCSA

National Christian School Association member schools stress academic excellence in a Christian environment. Most member schools are accredited by one or more state, regional or private accrediting agencies. As a group, NCSA schools average between the 70th and 95th percentiles in standardized test scores. Graduates of NCSA schools typically score higher than their state averages on ACT and SAT scores. NCSA member schools have earned the “Blue Ribbon School” designation from the U.S. Department of Education, the nation’s highest secondary school award. Each year, NCSA member schools in several states win statewide athletic, music and forensics titles competing with both public and private schools.

Cognia (formerly known as AdvancED)

Cognia comes from the Latin word cognitio, which means knowledge. The name reflects the nonprofit’s belief that knowledge is the key to helping people reach their aspirations—regardless of circumstance or background. Cognia was established to fill a crucial gap in education: the need to bridge school evaluations with student assessments in order to see a full picture and improve education in a more comprehensive and holistic way. Cognia offers accreditation and certification, assessment, professional services, and consulting to help schools drive continuous improvement. The organization focuses on innovation to provide more agile solutions for school improvement and to drive better outcomes for all students.

Cognia has the knowledge to help schools improve. The result of the merger of AdvancED and Measured Progress, Cognia was formed to bridge the gap between school evaluation and student assessment. As a global non-profit working in over 80 countries, our 36,000 institutions serve and support nearly 25 million students and 5 million educators every day, Cognia is an undeniable force for enhancing schools, engaging students, and driving better outcomes for all.